Things to consider:
- Format or layout – is it current? Even trends in resumes change. Make sure it’s easy to read.
- Employment history – is your current or most recent job listed?
- Your current role – have you had any additional tasks or responsibilities added to your role that are not included in your resume?
- Have you completed any project work or joined any work committees?
- Try and include some context around your job tasks. For example, if your job included Accounts Payable you might add in words like: reconciliations and/or matching supplier invoices. Providing a little more detail will help the reader to get a deeper understanding of your skillset.
- Include career successes or achievements – this authenticates your skills and capabilities.
- Referee details – are your referees listed still current? Are their contact details still accurate?
The information that you provide in your resume will determine whether your application is progressed for a role. Remember hiring managers assess an applicant’s suitability for a role based on the information that the applicant provides.
Written by the Your People Recruitment team
Your People Recruitment provide a range of Recruitment and HR services.